Backpack
Tue 03.25
The Greatest It Bags of All Time

The Greatest It Bags of All Time: It All Started with a Fendi…

It bags are not iconic in the classic sense. Some may stick around like the perennial favorite Birkin, but others come and go as trends do. Even the term “it” bag is relatively new. The phrase was first coined in the ‘90s when we gasped at the sight of Carrie Bradshaw toting a Fendi Baguette, cigarette unapologetically in hand. Did she make the Baguette cool, or did Fendi make Carrie cool?

Fri 03.07
Moschino Fall 2014

Moschino Fall 2014: I’m Not Loving It

Jeremy Scott’s first collection for Moschino made a big splash at Milan Fashion Week thanks to designs inspired by American brands like Budweiser, Hershey’s, and yes, McDonald’s. I was intrigued by his jacket bags, but I can’t say I would wear any of these overcooked looks.

Mon 03.03
Army-Inspired Bags

Top 5 Army-Inspired Bags: Armed Forces

Who says you need to be decked out in camouflage to inject a little bit of boot camp chic into your look? Sometimes subtle is the way to go, and sticking with a neutral palette of lush olive, earthy brown, rich hunter green, and all-grown-up mahogany will leave you anything but fatigued.

Fri 02.28
Globetrotter

Globetrotter: Travel in Style

I just landed in Paris yesterday for another pavement-pounding Fashion Week, which got me thinking of how best to dress when you’re out globetrotting. It has to fall somewhere between worldly and sensible (granted, that’s a word rarely uttered along the front rows of any runway). What’s your secret to traveling in style?

Sun 02.09
DKNY Fall 2014 Collection

DKNY Fall 2014 Collection: Empire State of Mind

Brand name aside, Donna Karan is a designer who has always used her native city to inspire and guide her work. It’s intrinsic; it’s the DNA, and with her DKNY Fall 2014 runway show, she paid homage to the most densely populated city in the country with more zeal than ever.

Wed 02.05
Jérôme Dreyfuss Florent Leopard-Print Calf-Hair Backpack

Jérôme Dreyfuss Florent Leopard-Print Calf-Hair Backpack: Leader of the Pack

From the low to the high, you absolutely must get a backpack if you don’t already have one. But there’s one major rule that comes with the territory: you must steer clear of looking like a schoolgirl (unless, of course, you’re trying to look like a schoolgirl, but that’s a story for a different day).

Tue 02.04
DKNY x Opening Ceremony

DKNY x Opening Ceremony: Time Capsule Collection

I wore DKNY everywhere during my ‘90s college years. While friends donned Gap sweats, I rollerbladed around Santa Monica in a full DKNY bodysuit – racing stripes included (the colors matched my blades!). They laughed at my sense of commitment, but as it turns out, I was ahead of my time. For Spring 2014, DKNY has reissued iconic ‘90s RTW and accessories with Opening Ceremony.

Fri 01.31
Frugal Friday

Frugal Friday: Topshop Suede-Backed Mini-Backpack

From Stella to Proenza to The Row, it is all about the backpack as a fashion item. But you don’t need to go to the top of the line to get a topnotch style. Actually, you just need to go to Topshop.

Fri 01.24
Stella McCartney Khaki Camo-Print Chain-Trim Rucksack

Stella McCartney Camo-Print Chain-Trim Rucksack: Made to Fade

Camouflage bags are a tricky business. The inherent irony about them is camo print was invented to blend in, but it doesn’t outside of the forest. And no, the urban jungle does not count. Actually, it’s a pattern that’s tough to wear if you’re not basically monochrome and free of other prints.